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Qantas Introduces New Menu Items to Reduce Jet Lag

Qantas released its new menu for some long-haul flights with the goal of reducing jet lag. Some of these new items aboard Qantas’ new 787 Dreamliner from Perth to London include poke bowls and herbal tea designed especially for Qantas and go hand-in-hand with the jet-lag reducing features on Boeing's 787. Neil Perry, Qantas’ Creative Director of Food, Beverage, and Service, said that these new menu items were created in collaboration with research from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins…

Travel Giant TUI Takes Delivery of First Boeing 737 MAX…

TUI, the world's largest tourism company, took delivery of its first 737 MAX 8 earlier this week. The aircraft, registered as OO-MAX, landed in Brussels at 11:02 CET after a flight of just under ten hours from Seattle. It's the first of nine 737 MAX 8 variants that will be…

The Best in Flying: Competitors for Crystal Cabin Awards 2018…

The Crystal Cabin Awards released the list of the competitors vying for its namesake award, given for the past 12 years for the best in aircraft innovation on Tuesday. The winners, which will be announced at the Aircraft Interiors Expo on April 10-12, will come from a list of 91…

United Airlines to Begin Using Lighter Paper to Lower Fuel…

United Airlines is taking a unique approach to reducing fuel consumption and sees an opportunity with reducing paper usage.  Rather than reducing the size of seats, removing more in-flight entertainment screens or further limiting the amounts of luggage passengers can carry on, the airline will be cutting one ounce (28…

U.K. Airports Report Strong November Numbers Amid December Weather Chaos

In a week which has seen numerous closures and cancellations due to adverse weather conditions, many U.K. airports will welcome the news of record passenger numbers for the month of November. The country's largest airports, London's Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW), both saw improvements compared to 2016's figures. The number of…

U.S. Approval Granted for Delta Air Lines and Korean Air…

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transport (DOT) granted approval to the proposed joint venture between Delta Air Lines and the South Korean flag carrier Korean Air. The deal, originally struck on June 23, is now awaiting official approval from the DOT's Korean counterpart, the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and…

French Strike Action Causes Flight Disruption Across Europe

Industrial action among nine public-sector unions in France, including the main air-traffic controller's union, has resulted in disruption in the skies over Europe. The strike, lasting from Monday evening until Wednesday morning, has caused cancellations and diversions across the continent. The French General Directorate of Civil Aviation (GDAC) is demanding a…

“Alexa, Is My Flight On Time?” United Collaborates with Amazon…

United Airlines has partnered with Amazon to become the first U.S. airline to offer an Alexa skill for customers to check-in for flights, check flight status, view in flight amenities and more. This new skill allows customers to check-in and learn about their flights without lifting a finger. Customers can…

Singapore Airlines Adds Premium Economy Product on San Francisco to…

On Friday, Singapore Airlines announced that it would be adding premium economy between San Francisco (SFO) and Hong Kong (HGK) on flights 1 and 2. This addition allows the carrier to offer premium economy to four of their U.S. gateways: New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and now San Francisco. Singapore’s…

American Reverses Course on 737 MAX 8 Seat Pitch Dilemma

In early May, Fort Worth-based American Airlines outlined plans to configure their soon-to-be-delivered 737 MAX 8 aircraft with 29-inch seat pitch in the main cabin. After reviewing customer feedback, the carrier is reversing this plan, adding at least 30-inches of pitch on the latest generation 737 aircraft. American has 100…